One of my customers recently asked me NOT to clean and shine his shoes. I was confused. These are complimentary services when I re-heel or re-sole footwear. Most people take me up on it. I must have looked puzzled because he followed up his request with a rather sheepish admission: He loves to spend time […]
If you live in snow country and have ever left your house in winter, this has probably happened to you. It’s winter. It’s slushy and slippery and there’s salt everywhere: On the street, on the sidewalk, on your door mat, and on your boots. I’m talking about that crusty, white halo around the base of […]
Want to know how to care for your leather shoes and boots? Use MooBuzz. It conditions and waterproofs to help prevent water damage and salt stains. Here’s an easy way to tell if MooBuzz is right for you.
What should you look for if you want to buy footwear that, with proper care, will last for many years? Here is some basic information regarding sustainable footwear. Sustainability has two components: what shoes are made of and how they are made. Part 1 includes information to help you determine what materials your shoes are […]
Footwear material information is either written out in words or indicated by some standard symbols. What does it all mean?
Several years ago a customer of mine brought her entire class of second grade students to my shop to learn about leather and how shoes are made and repaired. My assistant and I were a bit concerned that some of the students might become “emotional” when they found out where leather actually comes from. I […]